An Oct. 16 letter writer is spreading misinformation about Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Carmen "Hulu" Lindsey.
The letter writer said: "I was under the impression, and forgive me if I am wrong, that all businesses being operated in Hawaii needed to be registered with the DCCA." Her impression was wrong and she should not be forgiven for spreading false and defamatory statements based only on her impression.
The facts are: On the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs website, the answer to the first frequently asked question is "owners of all forms of business, except sole proprietorships, nonprofits . . . register with the DCAA." Lindsey's businesses are sole proprietorships.
The letter writer is likewise spreading misinformation about a broken promise. The fact is that the governor did not have the authority to restrict appointees from running, and he lifted that restriction. Lindsey did not break her promise.
Carmen "Hulu" Lindsey has been and is a very intelligent, hardworking and successful businesswoman and interim trustee.
Wouldn't it be nice if candidates could be elected based on qualifications and campaigns could be run on facts rather than false accusations, misinformation and mistaken impressions?
Jamie Laniakea Clark